Monthly Archives: July 2011

Pic of the day: Psychic fair cancelled — due to unforeseen circumstances!

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Quote of the day: David Steinmetz contrasts the medieval and modern theories of biblical interpretation

‘The medieval theory of levels of meaning in the biblical text, with all its undoubted defects, flourished because it is true, while the modern theory of a single meaning, with all its demonstrable virtues is false.’ ~ David Steinmetz

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A Pope who says “Read the Bible” is a Pope that Protestants can praise and do serious business with!

Take scripture on holiday, says Pope His suggestion to “include a copy of the Sacred Scriptures in our suitcase” follows on from his call last year for Catholics to become more familiar with the Bible. Speaking to Vatican Television, Fr … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy in Ireland: gay Presidential candidate David Norris praises paedophilia and gets defended for it!

The hypocrisy of the Irish Press regarding presidential contender’s praise of pedophilia This is what David Norris said in praise of paedophila in classical Greece: “In terms of Classic paedophilia, as practiced by the Greeks for example, where it is … Continue reading

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News of the entirely predictable: angry New Atheists lose yet another court case

An American federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of angry atheists who were attempting to force Gov. Rick Perry to withdraw from sponsoring a national day of Christian prayer and fasting.

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Cowardly M.P.’s John McDonnell, Mike Hancock & John Hemming withdraw support for religious liberties in U.K.

U-turn: MPs turn their backs on Christian religious liberty Three MPs are scrambling to distance themselves from the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) decision to defend the religious liberty of Christians. Earlier this month the EHRC revealed that it … Continue reading

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Historian Tim Stanley on the 9/11 cross and “The bizarre fundamentalism of American atheists”

The attack on the 9/11 cross exposes the bizarre fundamentalism of American atheists America’s culture war took an unpleasant turn this week.  A group of atheists filed a suit to take down a cross erected at the Lower Manhattan memorial … Continue reading

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Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and angry atheist Richard Dawkins in sweet agreement

“As for the Church and science, it is essential that science takes an undisputed precedence over biblical teachings.” ~ Anders Behring Breivik

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World-renowned scientist Francis Collins speaks out against “angry atheists using science as a club”

Francis Collins decries ‘angry atheists’ in science Calling conflicts between religion and science “overstated,” National Institutes of Health chief Francis Collins complained Tuesday that vocal atheists are giving the U.S. public a false impression of science.

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John Stott, who died today, on the modern world, authority and relevance

‘The modern world detests authority but worships relevance . . . Our Christian conviction is that the Bible has both authority and relevance . . . and that the secret of both is Jesus Christ.’ ~ John Stott More: Enormously … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: The late, great John Stott on believing in God and Jesus Christ

‘If you find it hard to believe in God, I strongly advise you to begin your search not with philosophical questions about the existence and being of God, but with Jesus of Nazareth. . . . If you read again the … Continue reading

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Photograph of the day: Billy Graham’s personal underlined copy of John Stott’s ‘The Cross of Christ’

More: Enormously respected and influential British evangelical leader John Stott has died at 90 years old Quote of the day: The late, great John Stott on believing in God and Jesus Christ John Stott, who died today, on the modern … Continue reading

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Enormously respected and influential British evangelical leader John Stott has died at 90 years old

John Stott Has Died An architect of 20th-century evangelicalism, he shaped the faith of a generation. More: Photograph of the day: Billy Graham’s personal underlined copy of John Stott’s ‘The Cross of Christ’ Quote of the day: The late, great John Stott … Continue reading

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Intolerant New Atheists file lawsuit to prohibit public display of Christian faith at 9/11 memorial site

The World Trade Center cross should not be part of a national 9/11 memorial, say atheists who have filed suit to stop its display.  The cross is two intersecting steel beams found in the towers’ wreckage, and is revered by … Continue reading

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Tyson Fury, the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight boxing champion, discusses his Christian faith

Tyson Fury, the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight boxing champion, discusses his Christian faith. Despite being in the hurting business, Fury’s faith is more important to him . . .  He said: “Religion is everything to me.  Without it I would … Continue reading

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More empirical evidence that the New Atheist slurs against Pope Pius XII are unfounded and wrong

Newly discovered documents show that Pope Pius XII’s direct action saved the lives of more than 11,400 Jews in Rome, reports Zenit.

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Sports photo of the day: Manchester United’s Fabio Da Silva at Seattle’s fish market

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Photograph of the day: Giant crystals formed over thousands of years in caves below Naica in Mexico

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Hitchens on Rupert Murdoch and why we need more pies-in-the-face in politics

‘I say let’s have more custard pies in politics. What is wrong with all the people who have adopted gloomy long faces and intoned about the dignity of Parliament, breaches of security and so forth?  And why do Westminster’s broadcasting … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘The Smog’ by John Creasey, Award Books / Tandem Books, 1979

‘The Smog’ by John Creasey, Award Books / Tandem Books, 1979 First published in 1970, this edition is a very cheaply produced American paperback reprint.  As a physical object the book doesn’t have much going for it — the jacket … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: David Wenham on the Apostle Paul, Adam and creation

‘What was Paul’s view exactly about how the world was created?  What was his scientific point of view?  Now, Paul was somebody who lived in the first century, and Paul did not understand modern science.  When he thought about creation, … Continue reading

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Cardinal Kazimierz Swiatek, who survived atheist gulag, dies aged 96

Cardinal who survived gulag dies aged 96 Kazimierz Swiatek was born on October 21, 1914, into a Polish family in Valga, now in Estonia.  When he was a young boy, he and his family were exiled to Siberia by the … Continue reading

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Last twist for Rudolf Hess: his bones are taken from grave in dead of night, cremated, scattered in unknown lake

Rudolf Hess’s remains taken from grave in dead of night, cremated and scattered after it became neo-Nazi pilgrimage site The remains of Adolf Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, have been secretly removed from their grave after it became a pilgrimage site … Continue reading

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Today’s Google doodle celebrates the life of the Augustinian friar and scientist Gregor Mendel

July 20th, 2011: Gregor Mendel’s 189th Birthday

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What’s the difference between Rupert Murdoch and Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’?

What’s the difference between Rupert Murdoch and Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’? Answer: None at all.  When the going gets tough, both claim, “I know nothing!” More: Rupert Murdoch, “Rupert’s pastor” Rick Warren, Zondervan and the ‘News of the World’ newspaper … Continue reading

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